Anthropologie Knock off!

Gosh, when I was young, being tall was a bit of a problem. Women wearing pants in the business world was new....and they were rarely long enough for me at 5'10"

I developed my sewing skills, and wore mostly my own creations. So, I do know how to sew! Technically :)

I LOVE DENIM. I think I might have told you that before. In all styles, in all shades....even chambray which is the lighter version of denim.

This year DENIM IS HOT! Vogue reported that Denim was a major trend in the Spring 2015 runway shows! Best Spring 2015 Denim Trends!


While browsing in the Anthropologie store
in Oakville...
I saw THIS!
(photo from the Anthropologie web site)

Oh my, I was in love...but look...it's a romper. I have to tell you that while in my youth I may have run around in a romper so similar to this...but it was YELLOW (OMG did I just say that, I even have a photo to prove it), there is no way I am going to wear a romper now, even if it is the perfect chambray.

My friend and I poked and prodded it....discussed the option of altering it into a tunic top!  At the Anthropologie price, there was no way I was going to take it home and do any kind of surgery on it.

Yes, I have watched all three seasons of "The Great British Sewing Bee".  I am  amazed at the spectacular outfits those brave sewers do in the quick and dirty alteration challenge, creating something fabulous out of a t-shirt and a bit of ribbon....but on an Anthropologie garment? NO WAY!

Then my friend (a fabulous shopper) sent me this....


Well look at that! Not as nicely presented at the Gap outlet store I admit...
but frankly so similar. No collar on this one...which is fine
(all the better to wear a scarf with).

Yup, it's a romper too!

The regular price was $65, reduced to $24.99
then on sale at 50% off!!
So for $14 (with tax) what is a girl to do!


Out came my trusty sewing machine. I dusted it off, loaded it up with a dark navy thread...got out my scissors!]

You can guess where I'm going with this can't you!

Until next time,

Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Sewing...whatever makes you happy!

Anne
with Lackie and Daisy at her feet :)

Comments

  1. I can't wait to see your finished garment, Anne. Here's something else to think about while you have your sewing machine out - a knitter's smock! http://www.tallyarns.co.uk/collections/layercake/products/knitting-smock-1

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  2. I love it. Well done you! You'll wear it like a rag. ;)

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